A home in New Hampshire was destroyed in an explosion that left a neighborhood littered with debris on Friday morning.
Emergency crews responding to a report of an explosion at 14 School Street in Hampstead just after 7 a.m. found smoke and fire coming from a collapsed single-family home, New Hampshire State Fire Marshal Sean P. Toomey and Hampstead Fire Chief Michael Carrie said in a joint news release.
The home’s front door and other debris were launched into the roadway, according to Toomey. Photos from the scene showed the yard covered with shards of wood, insulation, shattered glass, and other pieces of the home.
“The home suffered substantial damage. The walls are blown out,” Toomey said. “We’re still examining the full extent...The door was out in the roadway.”
Two people who were inside the home at the time of the explosion were assisted out of the home by firefighters. One person suffered minor injuries.
The public was urged to avoid the area for several hours while crews from Salem, Derry, Atkinson, Londonderry, Sandown, Plaistow, and Danville assisted at the scene.
The cause of the blast is under investigation.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the State Fire Marshal’s Office at 603- 223-4289.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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